city government

'The current leaders, not just leaders of the future': Grand Rapids students address policymakers on issues impacting youth

by (krj919)

Submitted 04-19-2024 under NEWS

Grand Rapids students had the opportunity to directly address city leaders on issues that are important to young people in West Michigan, such as housing, accessibility and transportation. The Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC), comprised of 9th-12th...

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Staying Informed on Your City: A Beginner's Guide

by (benbrushaber)

Submitted 12-14-2021 under OPINION

If you’re anything like me, you’re a person that likes to pay attention to the news. Although, this becomes a challenge when you consider the seemingly endless amount of stories and outlets that are begging for your attention. As a...

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Show us your potholes

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

If you've driven or biked down any street in the last month, you've noticed- or felt when it was too late- a pothole that has been recently discovered when the ice and snow melted away. Inspired by the City of Grand Rapids' 311...

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Mayor Heartwell responds live to citizen concerns

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-13-2015 under NONPROFITS

Every month, Mayor Heartwell is open to all questions sent in during his live on-air show "City Connection."  This month, Rapidian intern DeLeon Miner asked the mayor about Proposition 1, and how it would affect funding for our local schools....

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City Connection welcomes Commissioner Senita Lenear to monthly show

by (GRTV)

Submitted 12-01-2014 under NEWS

Every month on the first Monday, Mayor Heartwell is open to all questions sent in during his live on-air show "City Connection."  This month, the mayor has given the seat to City Commissioner Senita Lenear, so that she could answer questions...

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Pet ownership limit law proposes wrong answer

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 07-03-2014 under OPINION

When faced with tragic situations such as animal hoarding cases like the one recently in the Creston neighborhood, it is a natural reaction to consider an ordinance that would try to prevent the situation from happening again. However, it is best to...

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City searches for qualified Comptroller

by (Kschmitty)

Submitted 04-03-2013 under NEWS

In December of 2012, Donijo Dejonge resigned as the City Comptroller after voters denied her proposal that would change the elected position to a hired one. Since then, the city has been looking to fill the position for the new term. Last week the...

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Protesters gather in opposition of Kent County prosecutor's lawsuit

by (Renato)

Submitted 12-06-2012 under NEWS

Protesters gathered in front of the Kent County Prosecutor’s office on December 6th at 12pm. The protesters oppose Kent County Prosecutor Bill Forsyth’s lawsuit against the Citry of Grand Rapids challenging the legality of implementing...

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Mayor answers citizen concerns, responds to GQ Magazine's ArtPrize article

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-24-2012 under NEWS

At 5 p.m. Monday night, Mayor Heartwell's live interactive public access show City Connection was simulcast right here on The Rapidian. City Connection is an opportunity for Grand Rapidians to talk with our mayor about important city...

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Rapidian beat reporters meet offline

by (Holly)

Submitted 03-08-2012 under OPINION

Our music beat met recently at a coffee shop to talk about concerts and venues that the group should cover. While there, they were able to get to know each other and come up with some great series ideas. Our politics beat is meeting for the second...

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